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Microsoft has an Announcement Scheduled for May 20, Will They Introduce a Surface Mini Tablet?

On Thursday, May 7, 2014, Bloomberg published an article titled Microsoft Said to Use Qualcomm Chips in Smaller Surface. The article was written by Ian King and Dina Bass. The article reports “Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is planning to introduce a Read more ›

Will Cortana Provide Windows Phone 8.1 with the Momentum Required to Win a Bigger Share of the Smart Phone Market?

Worldwide markets for what I collectively call small, smart mobile devices appear to be reaching a plateau. The progression of the high end smart phone market has shown signs of taking this direction over the last year and a half. Read more ›

Microsoft Enters the Next Stage of Its Mobile First Cloud First Strategy

During Microsoft’s Q3 2014 Earnings Conference Call, Mr. Satya Nadella, CEO, signaled an important transition for the business: from “reinvention” to execution of its “Mobile First/Cloud First” Strategy. This signal can be found in Mr. Nadella’s response to a question Read more ›

With Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft Sees an Opportunity to Emphasize the Personal in the Consumer PC Experience

As Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President, Operating Systems Group (PC, Tablet and Phone) states at the start of his keynote presentation at Microsoft’s Build 2014 Conference, one of the drivers for the Windows Phone O/S was to produce an experience Read more ›

Intel’s Reference Design for 64-Bit Smart Phone and Tablet Computers Attracts Positive Reviews from Mobile World Congress, 2014

Intel hasn’t enjoyed much success in the mobile market for smart phones and tablets. But on February 24, 2014, in a press release titled “Intel Gaining in Mobile and Accelerating Internet of Things”, Intel announced the launch of its ” Read more ›

Highlights from the Keynote Presentation, Mobile World Congress, 2014, by Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO

Ginni Rometty, CEO at IBM®, delivered one of the Keynote sessions at Mobile World Congress, 2014. Her presentation focused on what she presented as today’s 3 prevalent themes (Rometty referred to them as “shifts”) changing the segment of the technology Read more ›